Monitor Farm Monday: Cover crops, inter-cropping and companion cropping - protect, produce and prosper with IPM


Join us for the latest webinar in our Monitor Farm Mondays series where we will be discussing a method to quantify adoption of integrated pest management practices.

Speakers: Pip Robson (Chathill Monitor Farm, Richard Orr (Downpatrick Monitor Farm) and Andrew Howard (Nuffield Scholar)
Host: Rose Riby

Cover crops have a role in both raising production yield and sustainably protecting cash crops, while outbreaks of pests and diseases are generally less serious in mixed or inter-cropping systems. Alternatively, companion cropping, another aspect of IPM, is the practice of combining plants in ways that produce extra benefits for one or both and is one of the keys to successfully growing cereals.

In this webinar we will look at the advantages of cover crops, inter-cropping and companion cropping to aid IPM and the environment on-farm. We will also discuss the fundamental differences between them and how to utilise the greatest benefits both practically and realistically. We will look at the advice and guidance that farmers and growers require to plan, deliver and record IPM, including developing robust ways to measure delivery and how IPM could fit into an ELMS plan. 

This webinar will last approximately one hour followed by a Q&A session and is free to attend, but please register using the 'Book Now' button. Following registration, you will receive a link to join the webinar so you can either watch live or catch up at a later date. BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attending this webinar.

Monitor Farm Mondays

This webinar is part of our Monitor Farm Mondays winter webinar series. To find out more, please visit ahdb.org.uk/MFMondays

Recordings of previous AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds webinars can be found at ahdb.org.uk/cerealswebinars

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E rose.riby@ahdb.org.uk

T 07741892283


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